Looking Back At The Impact Of The Trump Administration's Immigration Policies In 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
By Brooke Ruth, Maureen Cavanaugh
Photo by Elma Gonzalez / KPBS
Above: Border Patrol agents ride past border wall prototypes, Oct. 26, 2017.

One of the major stories of 2017, was the Trump administration's progress on its hard-line immigration policies, and how those new policies affected U.S.-Mexico relations and immigrants living in the U.S.

President Trump has prioritized strengthening the current border wall. Prototypes for the wall were built in San Diego in 2017. KPBS Fronteras reporter Jean Guerrero teamed up with KPBS partner inewsource to look into the impact of the existing border wall on illegal crossings of people and drugs.

Also this year, Guerrero reported onImmigration and Customs Enforcement separating four asylum seekers from their children and whether or not that signals a new policy of the Trump administration.

Guerrero traveled to Mexico City this year with a political and business delegation from San Diego. The aim of the delegation was to preserve and improve the collaboration between San Diego and Mexico. The trip resulted in Mexico's Senate signing an agreement with San Diego to work together on a number of issues.

Guerrero joins KPBS Midday Edition on Wednesday to talk about how these stories could evolve in 2018.